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My debut album “mise-en-scène” available everywhere!

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Check out some of the music below…

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Zakk Jones is a Columbus, OH based guitarist, bandleader, and educator with a B.M. in Jazz Studies from Capital University. Since his emergence in the Midwest scene he has played and toured all over the country and world at such venues as the Amsterdam Blue Note, Bar Next Door (NYC), Bop Stop (CLE), Cliff Bell’s (Detroit), the Troubadour (LA), Bluebird Theatre (Denver) and many more. He has played with artists/bands like Tony Monaco, Doc Robinson, the Coasters, the Midtown Men, and prominent Columbus-local groups. In mid-2019 he released his debut trio record “Mise-en-scène”, produced and mixed by Grammy-winning professionals Jeff Ciampa and Rob Griffin, known for their longstanding work with Wayne Shorter. Recently he was an artist at the 1st annual “Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival”, alongside guitar legends Corey Christiansen, Bobby Broom and many more. In the past few years he has studied with Julian Lage, Ben Monder, Jonathan Kreisberg, and Peter Mazza among others. Besides performing, Zakk Jones is an adjunct faculty member at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University where he heads the guitar studio, writes for JazzGuitarToday.com and was just named a 2020 “Escape2Create” artist-in-residence where he’ll spend all of February in Florida writing new music including compositions for his trio plus an orchestra.

Zakk proudly endorses Eastman Guitars 


Upcoming dates


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The Zakk Jones Trio…

The Zakk Jones Trio is a dynamic group that fluidly blends styles as varied as modern jazz, Americana/country and fusion, often even in the same songs. Between unique arrangements of classic songs/standards and original material, the trio brings any audience a fresh listening experience that’s filled with creative improvisations. Having met in their undergraduate studies years ago, the trio has spent countless hours gigging, rehearsing, writing and simply hanging together, which is all an anchor for their strong musical connection. The Zakk Jones Trio has performed at venues/clubs like Bar Next Door (NYC), Bop Stop (Cleveland), Dick's Den (Columbus), Schwartz's Point Jazz & Acoustic Club (Cincinnati) Pausa Art House (Buffalo) Light Club Lamp Shop (Burlington, Vt) and many more! Their debut album “Mise-en-Scéne” will be released in 2019, produced and engineered by Grammy-award winning professionals.   

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